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Hisatsu Orange Railway


Hisatsu Orange 肥薩おれんじ鉄道  Hisatsu Oranji Tetsudō     Hisatsu Orange Railway
Main owners: Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures

The company took over the Yatsushiro - Sendai section of the JR Kagoshima line at March 13, 2004, when the Kyūshū Shinkansen was opened.

The "Hisatsu" in "Hisatsu Orange Railway" is derived from the first kanji characters of the words "Higo" and "Satsuma," the former names of Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures, respectively. "Orange Railway" comes from the area through which the trains run. It is a region famous for producing unique varieties of citrus fruits such as Banpeiyu, Bon-Tan, Ama-Natsu, Dekopon, Satsuma Mikan, and Kumquat. [Source: Hisatsu Railway information in English]

Hisatsu Orange Tetsudō 肥薩おれんじ鉄道線 Non JR railway      1067 mm     20 kV 60 Hz AC
Read more about the line in English Wikipedia: Hisatsu Orange Railway

Opened1922 - 1923
TracksDouble trackYunoura - Tsunagi
TracksSingle trackYatsushiro - YunouraSingle trackTsunagi - Sendai
All trains are diesel trains, despite the electrification of the line.
MapsKmStation name Official name Furigana nameConnecting linesCityPrefecture
-2.8 Shin-Yatsushiro新八代しんやつしろ
Yatsushiro-shi Kumamoto
0.0 Yatsushiro八代やつしろ JR Kyūshū: Hisatsu >Hitoyoshi
JR Kyūshū: Kagoshima hon >Hakata
Yatsushiro-shi Kumamoto
4.8 Higo-Kōda肥後高田ひごこうだ
10.1 Hinagu-onsen日奈久温泉ひなぐおんせん
13.7 Higo-Futami肥後二見ひごふたみ
18.0 Kami-Tanoura上田浦かみたのうら
Ashikita-machi
22.1 Tanoura Otachimisaki Park
Tanoura-Otachimisaki-kōen
たのうら御立岬公園たのうらおたちみさきこうえん
23.6 Higo-Tanoura肥後田浦ひごたのうら
26.7 Uminoura海浦うみのうら
29.8 Sashiki佐敷さしき
33.7 Yunoura湯浦ゆのうら
42.4 Tsunagi津奈木つなぎ
Tsunagi-machi
45.8 Shin-Minamata新水俣しんみなまた JR Kyūshū: Kyūshū Shinkansen >Hakata >Kagoshima-chūō
Minamata-shi
49.6 Minamata水俣みなまた
55.4 Fukuroふくろ
61.3 Komenotsu米ノ津こめのつ
Izumi-shi Kagoshima
65.6 Izumi出水いずみ JR Kyūshū: Kyūshū Shinkansen >Hakata >Kagoshima-chūō
68.3 Nishi-Izumi西出水にしいずみ
72.1 Takaono高尾野たかおの
75.3 Nodagō野田郷のだごう
80.7 Origuchi折口おりぐち
Akune-shi
86.2 Akune阿久根あくね
92.2 Ushinohama牛ノ浜うしのはま
95.7 Satsuma-Ōkawa薩摩大川さつまおおかわ
99.6 Nishikata西方にしかた
Satsumasendai-shi
102.3 Satsuma-Taki薩摩高城さつまたき
107.3 Kusamichi草道くさみち
113.7 Kami-Sendai上川内かみせんだい
116.9 Sendai川内せんだい JR Kyūshū: Kagoshima hon >Kagoshima
JR Kyūshū: Kyūshū Shinkansen >Hakata >Kagoshima-chūō

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This page is updated Oct 7, 2021